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PGA Tour and European Tour to co-sanction three tournaments in 2022

Golf organisations reveal further details of previously announced strategic alliance.

3 August 2021 PA
  • The Barbasol Championship, Barracuda Championship and Genesis Scottish Open to be co-sanctioned from next year
  • Genesis takes over title sponsorship of Scottish Open
  • Strategic alliance will also see Irish Open prize money increase to US$6 million

Three golf tournaments will be co-sanctioned by the European Tour and PGA Tour in 2022 as part of the strategic alliance between the organisations.

The Barbasol Championship, Barracuda Championship and Genesis Scottish Open will count towards both the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings.

The Scottish Open will remain a Rolex Series event and retains its coveted place in the schedule ahead of the Open Championship until at least 2025. The field will be split between members of both tours.

Hyundai subsidiary Genesis will take over the title sponsorship of the event from Abrdn, formerly known as Standard Life Aberdeen, with the venue for the event to be confirmed at a later date. It has been staged at the Renaissance Club for the last three years.

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said: “We are delighted to welcome Genesis as a title sponsor of a European Tour event for the first time.

“Genesis has a strong history of sponsorship on the PGA Tour through The Genesis Invitational and their commitment to the Scottish Open will further enhance one of our premier events of the season.”

50 European Tour members will be able to contest the Barbasol Championship and Barracuda Championship, which will be played in the same week as the Genesis Scottish Open and 150th Open Championship respectively.

It was also announced that prize money for the Irish Open will increase to US$6 million from 2022.

The latest announcement comes after the two tours confirmed their strategic alliance in November. The partnership will see the pair work together on strategic commercial opportunities, including collaborating on global media rights in certain territories, while they will also work together on global scheduling, prize funds and playing opportunities for the respective memberships.

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